Editor’s note: Police incorrectly said that the woman’s age was 76 but later corrected it to 66.
A 66-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was rescued by another swimmer at the Lakefront Park in Round Lake Beach Saturday afternoon, police said.
The Round Lake Beach Police Department and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded at 3:09 p.m. Saturday to Lakefront Park near Lake Shore Drive and Glenwood Drive in Round Lake Beach for a report of an unresponsive person.
Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Michael Scott said that a 66-year-old woman, who is from Wheeling, had been pulled from the water on Round Lake by another swimmer and the on-duty lifeguard.
The lifeguard and bystanders then began CPR on the woman, who was unconscious and not breathing, before paramedics arrived and took over.
The woman was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she remains in critical condition, Scott said.
The woman had been at the beach area of the park with other family members, police said. It is unknown if the woman suffered a medical emergency while she was in the water or if she nearly drowned.